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Online machine vision system for fast fruit color sorting using low-cost architecture
Author(s): Filiberto Pla; Jose S. Sanchez; Jose M. Sanchiz
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Paper Abstract

The work presented in this paper is pat of a system developed for fruit sorting. The machine vision unit is part of a distributed control system in which several machine vision modules can be integrated with a control module and a user interface unit. The control module takes care of the distributed control of the conveyor belt, weight units and fruit output units. The user interface is a front end to the user who can watch and control any part of the distributed system. The machine vision units are connected through a LAN to the user interface and through a CAN bus to the control unit in order to send and receive real time information during the on-line sorting process. Information that does not need real time communications are sent through the LAN under an ethernet protocol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3836, Machine Vision Systems for Inspection and Metrology VIII, (27 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360279
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Filiberto Pla, Univ. Jaume I (Spain)
Jose S. Sanchez, Univ. Jaume I (Spain)
Jose M. Sanchiz, Univ. Jaume I (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3836:
Machine Vision Systems for Inspection and Metrology VIII
John W. V. Miller; Susan Snell Solomon; Bruce G. Batchelor, Editor(s)

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